Us Army Vietnam M-1 Steel Combat Helmet Elastic Camouflage Helmet Band Exc Vtg For Sale
The M-1 steel helmet was a revolutionary design, with a removable liner housing the suspension and sizing system.The M-1 soldiered on into Vietnam, and was usually covered in a "Mitchell" camo cover, which was secured by the elastic camouflage helmet band. The helmet band was intended to carry foliage and other camouflaging items, but troopers in "the 'Nam" found it most useful for holding valuable small items "high and dry". This US Army Vietnam M-1 Steel Combat Helmet ELASTIC CAMOUFLAGE HELMET BAND is in excellent condition, with only some light overall age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the helmet band is in excellent shape, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or damage. It retains 100% of its original elasticity, and is completely unmarked, though is distinguished as Vietnam issue by its lack of "cat's eyes" at back. A fine example of an original US Army Vietnam M-1 Steel Combat Helmet ELASTIC CAMOUFLAGE HELMET BAND, and a great relic of "Uncle Sam in Vietnam". We have shown a trooper of the 1st Cavalry early in Vietnam; he can be seen using a similar helmet band for its original purpose of carrying foliage. We are nearing the END of our limited stock of these fine helmet bands.Now celebrating over 10 years on . offer with confidence and please view our other great military and aviation classics, includinga pair ofrare, original US Army USAF Vietnam Pilot AMERICAN OPTICAL AVIATOR FLIGHT SUNGLASSES in good condition, andstamped to the legendary "American Optical" at the inside of the right ear cord, along with "1-10 12K GF", meaning the glasses are 1/10th 12 Karat gold filled.
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